Fuller's Earth is a naturally occurring sedimentary clay composed mainly of alumina, silica, iron oxides, lime, magnesia, and water, in extremely variable proportions. It has the incredible ability to remove oils and impurities from the skin and produces a lightening effect on the outer epidermal layer. This is why we have seen several products marketed as "facial bleach" or "skin bleaching". It comes highly recommended to those with acne problems, blemishes, and people prone to oily skin. It is also a useful base ingredient for facial clay recipes and adds a nice finishing touch to clay products promising to aid its user with their battle against oily skin
Fullers Earth has been around for quite some time and recent developments from the natural cosmetics and skincare industries have helped to resurrect this useful clay as more beneficial then a solvent that simply soaks up spilled auto oil!
The type of Fullers Earth one should apply to the skin would be a mixture of open mined minerals of montmorillonite and a small mixture of bentonite. Cosmetic clays are made up of different mineral contents, and each clay type has a different effect on the skin. The high mineral content of clay rejuvenates the skin while the clay exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells, improve circulation to the skin, remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow. Each clay has the ability to absorb toxins from the skin but they differ in their level of absorption.
Clays are commonly used in facials, but they can also be added to body powders and soaps. Cosmetic clays come in beautiful hues including pink, deep red, light sage green, yellow, white, gray and blue. This array of colors makes them a popular choice for use as a natural colorant in soap, lotions, creams and .
Blend with exotic oils like kiwi fruit seed oil, jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil, and floral waters to create a custom facial mask or body mask. You can add these clays to your soap, they can add creaminess to a bar and will also add color to your soap. Add some of the clays to your body powders to create a beautiful look with a silky texture. Is a soft fine clay. Use in shaving soaps, helps add the "slick" that is needed when shaving. Use in facial and body masks and body powders.
Industiral Use :
Fullers earth found most suitable for bleaching and delecolourising soyabean oils, Repressed oils, coconut Oils, Mustard Oils, cottonseed Oils Groundnuts Oils, Sesame oil, Safflower oil, Ricebranoil,palmoil etc. for the purpose of Hyderogenated oil or refined oil
oil, Ricebranoil,palmoil etc. for the purpose of Hyderogenated oil or
Bleaching earth is the most important agent for Bleaching and Decolourising de-gummed and Alkali Refined oils by adsorption. In the process of bleaching clay is used alone with activated carbon to remove colour, gums, resins and other impurities present in the oily adsorption due to their High Surface Activities, while having no effect on the composition of the oil so treated.
Bleaching Earths are special clays activated by physical or chemical processes. Natural clays are found in special strata and are subjected to various processes such as desegregation in water, treatment by sulphuric acid solutions, filtration, baking, grinding, etc. Efficiency of bleaching earth depends on selecting the right grade and proper blends of the basic raw material, Bentonite obtained from various mines.